The Collapse of Western Civilization

The Collapse of Western Civilization
Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0231537956
ISBN 13: 9780231537957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collapse of Western Civilization Book Review:

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization
Author: Nicholas L. Waddy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 1351689592
ISBN 13: 9781351689595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization Book Review:

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization offers a concise overview of European history developed to suit the undergraduate Western Civilization curriculum. Author Nicholas L. Waddy provides an accessible account of major developments in European history in a flexible format. The book will serve as a core text for instructors wishing to build a syllabus including primary sources, articles, and visual materials of their own choosing. Discussion questions and a list of key terms at the end of each chapter will help to guide conversation and assist students in navigating the Western Civilization survey.

History of Western Civilization

History of Western Civilization
Author: William H. McNeill
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780226561622
ISBN 13: 0226561623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Western Civilization Book Review:

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

Civilization

Civilization
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101548029
ISBN 13: 9781101548028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civilization Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Western Civilization in World History

Western Civilization in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780415316101
ISBN 13: 0415316103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization in World History Book Review:

Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections. Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the merits of the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Peter N. Stearns outlines key aspects of Western civilization - often assumed rather than analyzed - and reviews them in a global context.

Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach

Western Civilization  A Global and Comparative Approach
Author: Kenneth L. Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN 10: 1317452305
ISBN 13: 9781317452300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization A Global and Comparative Approach Book Review:

Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.

Russia and Western Civilization Cutural and Historical Encounters

Russia and Western Civilization  Cutural and Historical Encounters
Author: Russell Bova
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1317460545
ISBN 13: 9781317460541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia and Western Civilization Cutural and Historical Encounters Book Review:

This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based on the inter-disciplinary Russian studies program at Dickinson College, this splendid collection will complement many curricula. The text features highlight boxes and selected illustrations. Each chapter ends with a glossary, study questions, and a reading list.

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN 10: 9004192484
ISBN 13: 9789004192485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Book Review:

After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

Enduring Western Civilization

Enduring Western Civilization
Author: Silvia Federici
Publsiher: Praeger Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031832259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enduring Western Civilization Book Review:

What do we mean by Western Civilization? When did the expression originate and why? At a time when there is a widespread perception that Western Civilization is undergoing a historic crisis, and when postmodernism, feminist theory, afrocentrism, deconstruction, and other current philosophical schools define themselves as alternatives to, or critiques of, Western Civilization, this book seeks to trace the development of the concept of Western Civilization and to examine the reasons for its endurance. It also suggests ways in which proponents of Western Civilization can co-opt ideas from opponents. Written from a multidisciplinary viewpoint, the essays in this volume trace the development of the concept of Western Civilization and seek to explode many standing beliefs--primarily those which concern the very existence of a Western tradition. Bound to be controversial, the book will be of interest to scholars and activists in the fields of cultural history, anthropology, and the history of ideas, as well as general readers interested in the enduring discussion of the notion of Western Civilization.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780495913214
ISBN 13: 0495913219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Review:

Jackson J. Spielvogel's bestselling text offers a clear narrative of political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, cultural, and military facets of history, unveiling the fascinating intricacies of Western civilization. Renowned for its engaging writing and multitude of maps and primary sources, this new edition enchances student comprehension by offering focus questions, new review questions and key terms lists, an on-page pronunciation guide, and expanded chapter summaries that facilitate study of the chapter's key concets. This new AP edition includes end-of-chapter multiple-choice review questions in AP format, as well as a set of DBQs at the end of the text. In addition, an introduction to students describes the test and suggests ways to prepare for it. - Back cover.

Music in Western Civilization

Music in Western Civilization
Author: Paul Henry Lang
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 1107
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780393040746
ISBN 13: 0393040747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in Western Civilization Book Review:

A comprehensive history of occidental music focuses on the function of music as an expression of the spirit and artistic life of each age

Document Exercise Workbook for western Civilization

Document Exercise Workbook for  western Civilization
Author: Donna L. Van Raaphorst
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780534568474
ISBN 13: 0534568475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Robert L. Lembright
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2004-08
ISBN 10: 9780072968798
ISBN 13: 0072968796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Review:

This FOURTEENTH EDITION of ANNUAL EDITIONS: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME 1 provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Paul R. Waibel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 1119160715
ISBN 13: 9781119160717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Book Review:

A comprehensive yet concise introduction to Western Civilization, designed to interest and engage contemporary students Western Civilization: A Brief History is a concise one-volume survey that covers the subject’s ancient origins through to the early 21st century. Stressing social and intellectual history, rather than merely listing names and dates, this stimulating resource offers a more consistent and reader-friendly narrative than traditional textbooks. The author, with 40 years’ experience teaching college-level Western Civilization and World History courses, emphasizes topics that stimulate student interest and encourage classroom participation. A mixture of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Germanic traditions, Western Civilization first appeared in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The text explores key events, figures, themes, and characteristics in the history of Western Civilization. Grouped into six parts, chapters include brief chronologies of events, maps, and illustrations. Topics include Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of medieval Christianity, Darwin and the Theory of Evolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the World Wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and many others. Written with the needs of today’s students in mind, this textbook: Offers accessible and straightforward coverage of the history of Western Civilization Provides a consistent style of writing and organizational theme Includes chronological overviews of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East Western Civilization: A Brief History is an ideal introductory textbook for both traditional and non-traditional programs and Western Civilization courses at universities and colleges, as well as for those in dual enrollment and home school settings.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
Author: Oswald Spengler,Arthur Helps
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1400097002
ISBN 13: 9781400097005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline of the West Book Review:

The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

Western Civilization Ideas Politics and Society Volume I To 1789

Western Civilization  Ideas  Politics  and Society  Volume I  To 1789
Author: Marvin Perry,Myrna Chase,James Jacob,Margaret Jacob,Jonathan W Daly
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1305445481
ISBN 13: 9781305445482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Civilization Ideas Politics and Society Volume I To 1789 Book Review:

WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Known for its accessible writing style, this text appeals to students and instructors alike for its brevity, clarity, and careful selection of content-including material on religion and philosophy. Updated with more recent scholarship, the eleventh edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and profile and primary source excerpts in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Medicine and Western Civilization

Medicine and Western Civilization
Author: David J. Rothman,Steven Marcus,Stephanie A. Kiceluk
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780813521909
ISBN 13: 0813521904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine and Western Civilization Book Review:

This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 07350392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization
Author: Thomas Cahill
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-28
ISBN 10: 0307755134
ISBN 13: 9780307755131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Irish Saved Civilization Book Review:

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World
Author: Vishal Mangalwadi
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1595554009
ISBN 13: 9781595554000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book that Made Your World Book Review:

Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)